Ontario could take a leadership rôle by being the first province in Canada to ban gestation crates (also called sow stalls) for pregnant pigs. Most breeding pigs are kept in crates that are barely bigger than the animal itself. They cannot turn around or lie down comfortably. They stand on concrete floors that are slatted to allow their waste to fall through to a pool of sewage below. They spend the four months of ...more »
Fair & Just Society
Thousands of innocent family dogs have been victimized. Thousands of responsible owners have been & are unjustly & unfairly profiled! Ontarians want fair & effective legislation that improves public safety and reduces dog bites, not a ban pushed forward against all evidence and professional recommendations. Institute breed NEUTRAL laws that will remove the focus on a dogs appearance ...more »
Ontario has THE LOWEST speed limit in North America! Our speed limit was 112 km/h (70MPH) forty years ago! Now, with much safer cars, it is 100 km/h (62MPH). http://www.stop100.ca We want to legally drive at 120-130 km/h just like the citizens of over 60 jurisdictions world-wide, including the USA and EU. Countries and states that post 120-130 km/h on speed limits signs do not see a carnage, but smoothly flowing roads! ...more »
We should be allowing recreational marijuana and taxing it like alcohol, as it is safer and less addictive than alcohol or tobacco. We should also be removing our primitive laws on marijuana and putting the enforcement money into addiction programs for harsh drugs, health care and education. WAKE UP ONTARIO!!
According to a recent article on the Toronto Star's website, "Of all the provinces, Ontario is by far the most costly place to buy car insurance. A 2011 study by the Fraser Institute found that Ontarians pay an average of $1,231 annually for auto insurance compared with Quebecers, who pay the country’s lowest rate at $642." (http://www.thestar.com/sponsored_sections/insurancehotline/2013/05/01/why-is-auto-insurance-so-costly-.html) ...more »
Employers today still pay women much less then their male colleges. I have found employers that find excuses and loop holes for this reasoning, but yet women in male dominated fields still suffer less pay for equal work. Loop holes need to be closed and resources need to be more available for women to seek equal pay without risk of losing their jobs.
Being that we are taxed to the hilt, why make us do the calculation to figure out the realistic price? Nothing like getting it rubbed in my face many times a day. Just put the real price on the tag.
Make private and public corporations responsible for funding their pension commitments within a reasonable time, such as 2 to 5 years.
The first $200 of annual charitable contributions attract a provincial tax credit of only 5.05%. Contributions above the threshold attract a credit of 11.16%. The credit should be revised so that all donations receive the 11.16% credit. This will particularly benefit lower income small donors and will encourage help for many charities trying to help the most vulnerable in our society.
Bring fairness & transparency back to consumers & reign in spiraling tolls. Sign the petition http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/change-the-407act Grievances against 407ETR include spiraling tolls, invoice suppression, undocumented invoicing, interfering with 407Act, keeping bankrupts in plate denial, ignoring the Statute of Limitations, improper billing, double billing, equipment failure, paying the bill and not ...more »
Our laws against public drinking don't allow safe consumption of beer and wine in a public space.
People should be allowed to enjoy a beverage or two at a public park or beach.
Work with the federal government to establish a guaranteed annual income which could replace several layers of costly and less effective bureaucratic programs including welfare, subsidized housing, EI, etc.